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Mattis Urges Congressional Support for Additional $30 billion for defense

The $30 billion in requested additional defense funding for fiscal year 2017 would be used to strengthen the military and protect the nation against emerging global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Capitol Hill March 22.

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First Light: Lockheed Martin-built SBIRS satellite successfully transmitting images

From its final orbit location 22,000 miles above the equator, the third Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite recently sent its first images back down to Earth, a milestone known as "first light."  

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Navy modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

After more than a decade in service, the Navy recently delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System to the fleet.

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So others may dream

At what point in time did you realize your calling in life? Can you pinpoint a specific moment when you decided the goal you would dedicate yourself to?

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Aircraft protection will be priority if sequestration continues, says G-8

If sequestration continues in fiscal year 2018, active protection systems for Army aircraft will remain a top priority, said the Army's chief resource officer.


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Defense

Pacific allies, partner nations to meet for first Pacific F-35 Symposium

Posted  March 13, 2017

The F-35 Lightning II will take center stage during the Pacific Air Forces’ inaugural F-35 Symposium next week at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

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Headlines – March 10, 2017

Posted  March 10, 2017

News Marines deploy to Syria with artillery – A contingent from the 11h Marine Expeditionary Unit has deployed within artillery range from the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa, a military official told Marine Corps Times March 8.   U.S. House passes 2017 defense appropriations to uncertain prospects in Senate – The U.S….

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News Briefs – March 10, 2017

Posted  March 10, 2017

Romanian, U.S. troops train together in NATO support operation Romanian and American troops are staging joint exercises as part of a New York-based Army brigade’s nine-month deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which aims to reassure NATO’s European allies in light of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine. Troops flew three Black Hawk helicopters March 8…

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Defense

‘Mad scientists’ discuss emerging tech as Army releases strategy on robots

Posted  March 10, 2017

In the not too distant future, Army leaders believe, war will be far more complex, calling upon Soldiers to engage enemies in multiple domains simultaneously. A 30-page strategy, which was released Wednesday, outlines five objectives to guide the technology that will ensure those Soldiers can survive and succeed in such an environment.

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Space

NRO orbits twin surveillance satellites

Posted  March 10, 2017

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 lifted off right on schedule at 9:49:51 a.m. March 1, carrying a secret satellite payload into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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